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McLafferty rearrangement

The McLafferty rearrangement is a phenomenon observed in mass spectrometry. Usually, it is observed that a molecule containing a keto-group undergoes β-cleavage, with the gain of the γ-hydrogen atom. This rearrangement may take place by a radical or ionic mechanism.


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